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Deal or No Deal: The Legal Questions Regarding the Iranian Nuclear Negotiations

By   /  November 27, 2014  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

In 2013, in an historic moment, US President Barack Obama cautiously shook the hand of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. It was the first time since the 1979 Iranian Revolution that an American President had contact with an Iranian leader. Obama later phoned Rouhani from the Oval Office, seeking to begin to negotiate a long-term end […]

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We The People a.k.a. Americans Only

By   /  November 27, 2014  /  Fourth Amendment, National Security Law  /  No Comments

“We the people” is a term largely taken for granted within the United States. The Constitution’s Preamble first introduced American’s to this term in September 1787 stating, “We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general […]

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Harder than it Looks: Cutting ISIS’s Financing

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  National Security Law, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

The wake of the September 11th,, 2001 terrorist attack upon the World Trade Center in New York City drew the world’s attention to the destructive potential of extremist groups, followed quickly by questions of how to cut their financing. A popular solution is the use of the UN Security Council’s powers under chapter seven of […]

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Is it Time for Another BRAC?

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

The conclusion of the Cold War and budget crunches of the 1980’s and early-1990’s led the U.S. government to drastically shrink the size of the U.S. military.  However, decreasing numbers could only save the government so much money.  With a smaller military, there seemed less of a justification for the immense numbers of bases across the […]

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Unaccompanied Minors a threat to National Security?

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

The surge of unaccompanied minors that have immigrated into the United States from Central American countries has been portrayed as one of the greatest humanitarian issues to hit the United States. The influx of these children illegally entering the United States has amounted to more than twice as much as the previous year. However, setting […]

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